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Salary– $2,827.00 – $3,650.00 Monthly
Our Wildlife Area Technician will,
- Use truck, tractor, UTV, ATV, and backpack sprayers to apply herbicide to control weeds and use mechanical means to remove weeds.
- Calculate applications rates, mix herbicides and adjuvants to rate and equipment specifications.
- Clean equipment after use.
- Maintain required records for each use.
- Operate power and handheld equipment to accomplish mechanical removal.
- Use GPS equipment to record new weed locations and navigate to past sites.
- Work safely and use good judgement in remote locations.
- Soil preparation, mowing, planting shrubs/trees, seeding, maintain irrigation systems, using tractor, ATV, UTV, and implements.
- Irrigate food plots, shrub rows using handlines, permanent irrigation lines, and center pivot system.
- Safely operate trucks and equipment in off-road situations.
- Assist with sign maintenance and wildlife area facilities and grounds maintenance.
- Assist with minor repair and maintenance of all equipment and vehicles.
- Safely use a variety of hand tools including hammer, shovel, wire cutters, tamping bars, hand saws, and chainsaws.
- Work Setting, including hazards:
- Field 90% office 5%.
- Hazards include exposure to inclement weather, including extreme heat or snow, rough terrain, and surfaces, hiking while carrying/lifting up to 50 pounds (equipment, bags of seed), exposure to various chemicals and chemical solvents, tripping/falling, high noise level, operating various vehicles, machines equipment and power tools.
- Overtime Eligible; Monday – Thursday 7:00am – 5:30pm; at times work may be off-schedule due to seasonal demands, emergencies, and time critical assignments.
- Available for non-scheduled work week and travel. Willingness and ability to work long irregular hours.
- Travel Requirements:
- Daily travel to field sites.
- Wildlife area units are in Douglas and Okanogan counties, and travel may require daily round trips of up to 170 miles.
- 5% to 10% may be occasional travel required for training or meetings.
- Tools and Equipment:
- Trucks, pickups, ATVs, UTVs, boats, trailers, tractors with a variety of implements, heavy equipment, sprayers, power, hand tools, GPS units.
- Occasional use of personal computer hardware and software (MS/Office/Outlook).
- Customer Interactions:
- Occasional interactions may occur during the workday.
- Three (3) years of experience in one or more of the following:
- Fish and wildlife habitat management.
- Habitat development and protection.
- Irrigation systems.
- Facilities and grounds maintenance.
- Tractor and equipment operation and maintenance.
- Pesticide applications.
- General farming
- College level work in agriculture, life science or a closely related natural resource field.
- Valid driver’s license.
- Washington State Pesticide Applicators License (to be obtained within 6 months of hire).
- First Aid (training will be provided – to be obtained within 6 months of hire).
- ATV certification (training will be provided – to be obtained within 6 months of hire).